Ray Burton

Ray writes mostly in-depth analytical pieces covering a range of sports from a more statistical perspective drawing his inspiration from the fanalytics movement. Ray is a fan of all sports, but mostly the NFL (Dolphins), Premier League (Man Utd), MLB (Mariners), NHL (Ducks), NBA (Heat) and NRL (Warriors) and motorsports. Usually to be found in front of the TV or in a stadium somewhere cheering on one of his teams. Never short of an opinion Ray is always ready to talk sports and is a co-founder of Lazy Fan Sports.

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Dolphins Growth Is The Process

Coming off their most complete game last week, the Dolphins headed to Indianapolis with their own fanbase conflicted over the act of winning a game. While a win, any win, would normally be...

Watford Desperately Seeking Answers and Points

After reaching the FA Cup Final last season, the demise of Watford FC has been both sudden and dramatic. Sitting dead last in the Premier League with no wins from their first 10...

Brian Flores Proves A Point With Win

First-year head coach Brian Flores wasn't playing around when he said the Dolphins wanted to win. As the much-hated Jets came to Miami, Flores finally got to make his point with a well-coached,...

Dolphins Struggles Show Promise And Concern

The Miami Dolphins struggles continued on Monday night in Pittsburgh as they blew an early 14-0 lead with some baffling calls, and lack of talent all around. With the rebuild...

VAR Is Not The Problem

The inclusion of VAR in the 2019/20 Premier League season was always going to be tough, but how has it gone so wrong so fast? Many will say they predicted this, but the...

Ferrari Crisis Threatens To Derail Season

In what was shaping up to be a pivotal season for the Scuderia, there is a Ferrari crisis brewing that could derail all of the positives from this season. After...

Miami Dolphins Risking Everything on Two Unknowns

As the Miami Dolphins begin the 2019 NFL season on record setting pace, two key unkowns will affect the franchise for years to come. Just two games into the season,...

Carolina Panthers Season Preview

The Carolina Panthers entered 2018 with renewed optimism after a rebound in 2017, however, it was to prove a false dawn as they returned to losing ways. With all the...

Seattle Seahawks Preview

For a team that has been to two Superbowls in the last six seasons, 2018 was a massive let down for the Seattle Seahawks. It says something about how far the Seahawks have...

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